Category Archives: Toddler Terror

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My Daughter Is Everything And Nothing I Expected- A Poppy Drops Giveaway

Leyna Lorelei- 2nd born, middle sister, hair twirler, obsessive snuggler, paci-aholic, bossy, nurturing, and addicted toView full post »

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Let It Grow

Texas peaches sprout on their own from a compost pile. The case for letting “weeds” grow.View full post »

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Carter’s Is Hipper Than I Remember – And a Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Carter’s. If you like free kids clothes, maybe stick around to check out the $50 giveaway at the bottomView full post »

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Stop It, Summer

I got a catalog selling “Back To School” clothes and backpacks yesterday. And then I went to Target and scored 70% off a newView full post »

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Tips For A Disney Experience Beyond Princesses

I started to title this Magic Kingdom For Boys, but that’s narrow. I’m sure there are a lot of girls out there who aren’tView full post »

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Mother’s Day Sucked, PPA Sucks

Yesterday, Mother’s Day, didn’t go very well, and I’m mad. The kids fought nearly the whole day, the restaurant we choseView full post »

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Bluebonnets 2014

We live in Texas. It’s bluebonnet season. I’m a photographer. I have children. This is inevitable. Bluebonnet pix 2014,View full post »

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Slice Of Perfect In Our Messy Reality- A Photography Challenge

“How do you keep your house so clean?” I get this a lot, which is highly laughable. While I would say we have managed to keepView full post »

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Taming Hyenas With Compost Smoothies

When my kids get home from school, it’s like, stop. SHHHH. Don’t. open.  your. mouth. Not before I can shove some food inView full post »

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A Spring Break Epiphany & The Turducken of Alcohol

Oh hey there! I’m back from a little break I didn’t intend on taking. Technically, it was spring break here last week. WeView full post »

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She Grows With Glitter

The first thing the hairstylist asked her was, “Do you want glitter in your hair?” OF COURSE she did. The minor issue was theView full post »

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The Paci Fairy

 Taken with Canon 6D and a Sigma 35 1.4 lens. 1/250 SS, 1.8 f, 400 ISO Scott: What is this about a… Paci Fairy? Me: Oh, yeah. So the PaciView full post »

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Things That Make Me Happy On My Birthday

It’s my birthday!  The big Three Three. I’m making Scott take me out to lunch today where I intend to drink a bloody mary andView full post »

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I Want To Say This To Stay At Home Moms

“If I get to stay home, the house will always be clean, and I can learn to cook such great food,” I said to Scott at some pointView full post »

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This Commercial Captures Valentines Day Perfectly For Me

This commercial stopped me in my tracks the other night. I stood there, arms full of papers and dirty socks and other bits I was attemptingView full post »

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I Think I Should Blog About My Husband More

I don’t blog very often about Scott, my husband. Largely because I always take the “Is it my story to tell?”approach withView full post »

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Leyna’s 3 Year & 1 Month Birthday Party

We did this when she turned one. We celebrated when she was 1 year and 1 month old because her birthday is December 28th. And a party thatView full post »

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One Car Shopping Adventure With Kids

Buying a new car before we had kids went something like this: Commence the exciting adventure the moment our finances allowed. Spend hoursView full post »

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Bedtime

Imagine you’re close the end of a long race. You’ve been running all. day. long. The finish line is in sight. You are literallyView full post »

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As A Child Of The 80s, This All Makes Me Feel Old

My kids are 5, 3 and 5 months old. I am 32, but to them I might as well be 120. I remember what it was like as a kid. 30 seemedView full post »

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I Drink Because My Daughter Feels No Pain

In a rare move, I decided to make our bed yesterday. As I pulled back the rumpled pile of sheets to smooth them back up, I noticed aView full post »

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Waterproof Casts- THEY ARE REAL

I know waterproof casts exist because, unfortunately, Leyna broke her arm on New Year’s Eve. She fell off the GROUND level of aView full post »

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If You Don’t Love This Post, Your Soul Will Die In 2014

Not really, but since 99.9% of the headlines I’ve read since December 20th have presumed to tell me how I should feel and things IView full post »

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9 Things Potty-Training Toddlers Do In Public

Our nearly 3 year old is mostly potty-trained. You might be thinking I’m very excited about this. I mostly am. Except for all thoseView full post »

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Holiday PJ Roundup

This is not something I typically do. I’m not really a shopping/fashion/deals blogger, but I’m currently looking online forView full post »

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Tales From The Toilet

Today has been a pukey, poopy day. Kendall has the flu. Ugh. UGH. Flu B, as confirmed this morning at the walk-in clinic. So far,View full post »

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Tell Me How Beautiful It Is To Watch Them Fly

I’m holding 3 tiny hands, alternating walking with sometimes sprinting and rare moments of complete stillness. On a crooked road,View full post »

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“The Best Halloween Ever” (And Costume Tutorials)

Well, we pulled it off! This Halloween was basically the best ever. And I’m not just saying that because my first ever large scaleView full post »

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A Memo To Me Re: The State Fair

Hey, Jill. I have a little memo for you to read in about a year. Around the time when summer is kicking your ass and you could cry justView full post »

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Pictures Of Our Week

Another week has passed, and a million things I’ve wanted to tell you all about (okay, at least 27 on my to-write list) sit in myView full post »

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Google It- On Tech & Parenting

“Is his belly button supposed to bleed like that after the cord comes off?” “I don’t know. Let me GoogleView full post »

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The Circle Of Life

“When you’re deaded, and you go to heaven, can you see?” “Yeah, buddy. I think so.” “If you can see,View full post »

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Beyond Studying- The Pride That Came From Paying For College

It was never a question of “if” I would go to college. It was expected of me, and I expected it of myself. I remember talkingView full post »

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Blinkbuggy- A Digital Documentarian’s Hub

This pregnancy, my 3rd and final, has likely been the most documented pregnancy when it comes to pictures. I may not have blogged muchView full post »

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A Letter To My 51 Year Old Self- A Listen To Your Mother Reading

Back in May, I had the honor of being on the 2013 Listen To Your Mother, Austin cast. I joined 13 other women and one man on a simple stageView full post »

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A Dallas Great Wolf Lodge Staycation- Because I’m Too Pregnant To Leave

About halfway into this pregnancy, I thought, “Oh, we simply MUST take the children to the beach this summer!” I envisionedView full post »